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The Feel-Good American Government Media Diet

March 2, 2017 |

Current events got you down? Feeling a bit burned out by the way the American government is working in 2017? Tired of too much of the real world hitting you in the face when you turn on the news?

Understandable. Political beliefs aside, any American could understand feeling a bit overwhelmed by the ubiquitous coverage of our real-life American government. Lately, I’ve been adjusting my media diet a bit to include some levity, optimism, true scholarly meat, and a bit of full-fledged romanticism when it comes to the country. And so to help you out, I’ve put together a list of some stuff for you to watch, read, or listen to for relief.

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Hail to the Chief | House of Cards Drinking Game

February 27, 2015 | 1

There’s an extra chill in the air. The winds have begun to change. It’s that time of year again when we cozy up to our Netflix accounts and watch as the political backstabbing, intrigue and bloodshed sweep through our nation’s Capital. As the new season of everyone’s favorite political thriller premieres, it is time to prepare ourselves with the best way we know how: with a House of Cards drinking game.

So stock your bars and pour a tall one. There is a new President in Washington. Here’s to you, President Underwood.

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Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 78

February 24, 2015 |

Another week, another (metaphoric internet) dollar. What’s cookin’, everyone? I hope everyone is doing well. Let’s not waste any time with this week’s InterNEAT. Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review February 7-13 | This will (maybe) BLOW YOUR MIND

February 13, 2015 |

Sorry for the click-bait title. It was tongue-in-cheek. But in nearly 3 years of doing these pop culture week in review posts for PorchDrinking, I’ve noticed that a lot of weeks are very hum-drum… I go through the motions to make the Hollywood news seem sort of funny or moderately interesting. Other weeks, I can’t contain how many stories come out that resonate deeply within me and other pop culture nerds.

This week is the latter. TONS of stuff happened this week that I could barely believe. Let’s get into it. It’s the POP CULTURE WEEK IN REVIEW THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE (results may vary)!!!!! Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 11/29-12/5

December 5, 2014 |

‘House of Cards’ Return Announced

You might want to ask for a vacation day on February 27 (it’s a Friday anyway) to be among the first to binge through the third season of ‘House of Cards.’  For some, this means a welcome return to DC with Frank Underwood.  For others, this means the return of people being mad at you for not watching a show where everyone sucks and you honestly wouldn’t care if they all died in a fire. Read More

I’m Feeling Thirsty Today | House of Cards Drinking Game

February 13, 2014 | 2

The geniuses at Netflix knew exactly what all of our empty hearts desired on Valentine’s Day: a brand new season of intrigue, backstabbing, and scandal on House of Cards. So if you decided to spend V-Day the right way this year – watching Netflix and drinking – we have a few tips to maximize your House of Cards experience with a House of Cards drinking game. Bundle up, PorchDrinkers, it’s going to be a cold one in Washington.

The UPDATED House of Cards Drinking Game!

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Pop Culture Week In Review Feb. 1 – 7

February 7, 2014 |

It’s been said that all substances lower the quality of your writing, but heighten your opinion of it. If that’s the case, by the time I finish this article, I’ll swear it’s my magnum opus.

Not from anything illegal, mind you, but from that most auspicious of beverages: beer. That’s what you get when founder Tristan Chan shows up in your city and hops from brewery to brewery with you in tow. It’s when you get to taste brews named “Clown Tears,” “Quaff on Hare Trigger” and “Kono Koko” while sharing conversations and laughs with a group of people you just met. But I can’t think of a better way to end my PorchDrinking hiatus than with a night like that.

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